Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas

Today on the blog I am sharing a new "one-pot" dinner recipe. This Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas recipe is my current favorite. It is packed with flavor from the Mina Harissa that I used. It is such an easy weeknight dinner to make. To start, you sear the chicken thighs to get the skin nice and crispy, remove the chicken then saute some onions and garlic. Next, you add in some tomato paste, the Mina Harissa, chicken broth, chickpeas, and the chicken. Finally, you pop it in the ...

Mini Balsamic Strawberry Pavlovas

These Pavlovas have got my name written ALL over them! Hands down, pavlovas are my all time favorite dessert to eat on Passover.  They almost make up for how much I miss chocolate chip cookies. Speaking of chocolate chip cookies...I spend this week before the holiday stuffing my face with all the chocolate chip cookies that I can get my hands on. Being the cookieholic, that I am, I can barely go the eight days without my cookies. The struggle is real!  I am not 100% ...

Compound Butter Breakfast Bar

This week I have teamed up with Breakstone's butter to make your Passover breakfast even better!  In general, Passover food gets a really bad reputation. You know, eating just isn't as fun without everyone's favorite bread and legumes. I know I really miss them throughout the holiday. Now that I come to think of it, I am very emotionally invested in my carbs. You know what they say thought, “A cookie a day keeps the doctor away.” I’m pretty sure that's how it goes. Even though we ...

Dal Tadka with Cumin Rice

My love for Indian food goes way back. I have my mom to thank for introducing Indian food to me at such a young age. We have been going to Indian restaurants ever since I was a little kid. I now like making Indian food just as much as I enjoy eating it. I am always experimenting with new Indian dishes in my kitchen. I have made homemade paneer cheese, roti bread, lamb vindaloos, and more. The thing that I love about Indian food is that it has so many dimensions of flavor. Every dish ...

Perfect for Pesach

Perfect for Pesach is perfect! I have been anticipating the arrival of this cookbook for months! When Naomi Nachman told me, a while back, that she was writing a cookbook I was really excited for her. For those of you who don't know, Naomi is one of the greatest friends that I have made through the kosher food industry. I consider her one of my mentors and I seriously look up to her. I have learned tons of important things about food and the about the kosher food industry from ...

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Berries

Your breakfast is about to get upgraded! Every morning the absolute first thing on my mind in breakfast. I pop out of bed and head straight to the kitchen to eat. Nothing can stop me from of eating my breakfast. The 7 hours I get of sleep every day is the longest I go without eating. What can I say? I'm a foodie! So breakfast is not an option for me but a necessity. On typical school days, I just have cereal because who has time? But I always welcome the chance when I get to make a fancier ...

Taco Salad With Adobo Skirt Steak

Let's talk about salad. By definition, a salad is a cold dish made up of a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables. So there are an endless amount of salads out there is the world. As you may have noticed, I'm not that into salads, but I think I have just found my new favorite one. When you throw some adobo marinated skirt steak, avocado, tortilla chips, and cilantro lime dressing into a bowl of salad, I just simply can't resist. That is why when Danielle Renov, from Peas Love & Carrots, ...

Homemade Butter

Today we are making homemade butter! Say what!? Yes, it's true. I know making your own butter may sound very scary and intimidating but it is actually super easy. People have been making butter for over 10,000 years. Ever since people have domesticated animals, they have been churning butter. It is a fairly simple process that literally anyone can do. All you need is some cream and something to agitate it with. You can use so many things to make butter like a jar, an electric mixer, a ...

Food Photographers Who Inspire Me

Since I started food blogging, food photography has become my other passion. Now, I equally love food photography as much as I love cooking food. I have really invested in advancing my food photography by buying professional camera equipment and tons of props. I am seriously addicted to buying props and currently have a growing collection. Also now that I post weekly, I am constantly practicing my food photography skills.  I now enjoy looking through cookbooks, magazines, and websites ...

Churro Hamantaschen (Cookies)

It's official, Purim is less than a week away! Before you know it, everyone will be dressing up and eating tons of hamantaschen. Being the cookie fanatic that I am, I just can't eat enough hamantaschen. Aren't they just great? Every year the highlight of Purim, for me, is when my dad makes his amazing hamantaschen. It's really fun to make them with him in the kitchen. He even makes a surprisingly delicious gluten free hamantaschen for my mom. But, to be honest, I get tired of the typical&...

Mantecada Cakes

Ok, can we talk about how good these look! These sweet and spongy, Spanish cakes are actually made with duck fat! Yes, that right! Only, my good friend, Melinda from Kitchen-Tested.com would come up with such a fun dessert as these. So as you can tell, I have Melinda Stauss guest posting this week, here on the blog. Melinda is one of the amazing foodie friends that I have been fortunate to make early on in my culinary career. I really consider her my mentor in the food blogging world. She ...

Samosa Potato Salad

This week I have Chanie Apfelbaum, from BusyInBrooklyn.com, guest posting. I have been a fan of Chanie for a long time now. I was following her way before I even started my own blog. Chanie's blog, BusyInBrooklyn, is famous for her modern takes on traditional Jewish recipes and her mouth-watering food photography. I have guest posted on BIB a Honey Apple Galette recipe when Chanie had her baby. You can check that post here.  Alright, so can we talk about how ...